Kana Samurai Foundation
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Kana Samurai Foundation
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Jaime Sebastian Mejias
Professor Jaime Sebastian Mejias (or “Mito” as his friends and family call him), is the original founder of the Kana Samurai Foundation. Mito is a Martial Arts professional holding a 5th Degree in Taekwondo, a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Black Sash in Wing Chun Kung Fu. He owns Samurai Inti Martial Arts in Frisco, Texas, where he has been an instructor for over 20 years. Mito teaches and leads hundreds of students through his teaching of “The Way of the Heart” at his academy, where people of all ages and backgrounds can come to learn about self defense and betterment through the practice of Martial Arts. He is a TedX speaker and sought-after mentor. His passion for the Kana Samurai Foundation was born when he realized the purpose of being strong and courageous was to help people in need, which develops compassion, the highest attribute of the heart. Ever since then, he has been on the front line of serving the families of the Nokekoi people.
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Kana Samurai FoundationBoard of directors
as of 10/19/2023
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Professor Sebastian Mejias
Samurai inti Martial arts
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
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Equity strategiesLast updated: 10/13/2023
- We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
- We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.